One of our most important tasks is to teach the children in our lives how to be in the world in a way that is life-giving , empowered, whole-hearted and healthy. To do this, we need influence. Kids naturally want to make us happy and proud, but they also have the very important jobs of learning, experimenting, and developing their own beautiful minds. Children who are emotionally connected will be more likely to measure their behaviour according to your response. What would they do?
Influences on Teen Decisions
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Teenagers influenced by video games with alcohol, smoking content
Video games provide a diverse set of experiences and related activities and are part of the lives of almost all teens in America. To date, most video game research has focused on how games impact academic and social outcomes particularly aggression. There has also been some exploration of the relationship between games and civic outcomes, but as of yet there has been no large-scale quantitative research.
JV Games has cleaned up its new Nintendo Wii version of the college drinking game "Beer Pong" by removing references to booze and renaming the title, but authorities and mental health experts fear that it will only reinforce an alcohol culture on teens. Beer-guzzling is the goal of the real Beer Pong game in many college settings. The game earned a rating of "T" for teen — ages 13 and up — from the independent Entertainment Software Rating Board ESRB , and that has caused parents, educators and even one state's attorney general to react with dismay.